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A Call for Transparency and the Issue with Steam's Eroge(?) Purge A Call for Transparency and the Issue with Steam's Eroge(?) Purge

On May 17th, 2018, two prominent English Visual Novel developers (HunieDev and Lupiesoft) were sent warnings from Valve that their games will be removed from Steam because of “reports of pornographic content”. This may not seem particularly weird or pressing on first impression, but what makes this situation bizarre…

There's Nothing Quite Like Watching Anime There's Nothing Quite Like Watching Anime

There’s nothing quite like watching Anime.

RockmanDash's Top Anime of 2017

2017 was a year full of ups and downs, but at the end of the year, it’s hard to help but look back at the positives, the best of the best. This includes anime, and I thought I’d chip in my 2 cents on what I thought were the best this year, My Top anime of 2017.

The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2017

2017 was a year of turmoil for both IRL and in Anime, but there was lots of great stuff to see, especially in regards to Anime. Welcome to The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2017, where AniTAY Authors and AniTAY members pick the best of the best Anime of the year!

The AniTAY Anime Awards 2017: Suggestions & Voting The AniTAY Anime Awards 2017: Suggestions & Voting

At the end of every year, everyone seems to reminisce back on the events we witnessed, and we try to define the time that just passed in all sorts of ways. One such method is top lists and Awards, and here at AniTAY, we are not immune in this behavior. Returning from last year is The AniTAY Anime Awards, a…

A Question of Quality & Catharsis (ft. Subihibi) A Question of Quality & Catharsis (ft. Subihibi)

What exactly is quality in respect to a work? Is quality how we describe execution, or is it based upon the ideas a work implements? Or, is quality a subjective take based on one’s experience? It takes a special game, a special experience to shake up one’s perception of quality, and after playing through the mind…

Rockmandash Rambles: Subarashiki Hibi Rockmandash Rambles: Subarashiki Hibi

神ゲ(Kamige) is a controversial Japanese internet slang word that literally translates to “God game”. It’s a word used in the Visual Novel community referring to the best VNs that will never see the light of the day anywhere else outside of the holy Japan... but as the tides change in the Visual Novel industry, so do…

RockmanDash Reviews: Doki Doki Literature Club RockmanDash Reviews: Doki Doki Literature Club

I’m sure you’re looking at that picture and the name of the title and wondering why exactly am I reviewing this game, or why in the world you should care about it. It’s easy to judge something by it’s appearances, but to truly understand what makes something tick, one needs more than a cursory glance at a game.…

Rockmandash Reviews: Higurashi When They Cry Question Arcs (Chapters 1-4) [Visual Novel] Rockmandash Reviews: Higurashi When They Cry Question Arcs (Chapters 1-4) [Visual Novel]

Have you ever visited a town in the middle of nowhere and have been shocked about how radically different the place is than what you call home? Everything is shaped by its surroundings, and nowhere is this more apparent than in these isolated parts of the world, where unique cultures are forced to build amongst…

A Rock's Experience at Anime Expo 2017 A Rock's Experience at Anime Expo 2017

Anime Expo is a crazy convention: A convention of excitement, announcements, lines, craziness, mismanagement, cosplays and more. With ever pro, there are cons, and there’s so much to talk about, so I thought i’d spend some time talking about this year’s Anime Expo and my experience with it.

RockmanDash Reviews: Stay! Stay! Democratic People's Republic of Korea! [Visual Novel] RockmanDash Reviews: Stay! Stay! Democratic People's Republic of Korea! [Visual Novel]

While gag Visual Novels are a dime and a dozen nowadays, it takes something a bit special to rise out of the ranks. A few years back, OverDrive’s Go! Go! Nippon! did exactly that thanks to an extremely silly premise, a tourism guide/romance game that follows a dumb foreigner traveling to japan to stay with 2 girls he…

Phoenix: My AMD PC Build Phoenix: My AMD PC Build

Ever since I started getting into PCs, I had an unwavering fascination with the AMD Phenom line (the Phenom II’s in particular), which was AMD’s flagship processor line from the late 2000’s and early 2010’s. Ever since I first laid my eyes on them, I thought they had an unwavering amount of coolness to them,…

Kimi no Na wa/Your Name's Voice Acting and The Impacts of Different Interpretations Kimi no Na wa/Your Name's Voice Acting and The Impacts of Different Interpretations

When talking about the influences of the experience in an anime, we rarely discuss the impacts of voice acting. Everyone talks about subs vs dubs, or the quality of dubs themselves, but rarely do we discuss how these things add to our enjoyment of a show. Today, I’d like to talk about Kimi no Na wa/Your Name, a great…

Kimi no Na wa (Your Name): The AniTAY Review

In the past, you could say that if you’ve seen one of Makoto Shinkai’s movies, you’ve seen them all, with nearly every one of his films being a bittersweet romance that cannot be. With Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), we see this trend broken as we follow the supernatural romance of rural Mitsuha Miyamizu and urban Taki…

The State of Anime: How Legal Anime Streaming Went to Shit in 2017 The State of Anime: How Legal Anime Streaming Went to Shit in 2017

Throughout the years, we’ve seen anime grow and mature. From pirated VHSes to fansubs and now the the legal simulcasting of shows, being able to watch them right after they air in Japan, anime distribution has truly evolved throughout the ages. As years gone by, it became much easier watch the shows we hold dear and…

RockmanDash's Top Anime of Winter 2017

Winter is always one of my favorite seasons of anime. There’s never a lot of shows out during this season, but in every winter we get excellent shows that manage to be the best of the year, shows that make anime worth watching. This season is absolutely no exception, and here’s my list of them: Welcome to…

RockmanDash Reviews: Zero Escape: The Nonary Games

Experiences are ephemeral, as the relentless march of time consistently deteriorates our memories, regardless of the hopes and dreams they may cause. From the memories with loved ones to those of the games and movies we adore, these experiences do not age well, always ending up lesser than when we were in a fonder…

How Fate/stay night is Amateur Writing, Regardless of the Medium How Fate/stay night is Amateur Writing, Regardless of the Medium

Fate/Stay Night. Spawned by the (at time) indie Type-Moon, Fate/stay night is a massive Visual Novel that has grown to be one off the faces of the industry, to the point it has spawned countless anime adaptations (making ufotable addicted to that type moon money), creating a series that ballooned to be one of the…

The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2016

Another year, another round of anime. 2016 has been a rather eventful year, both IRL and in Anime, but before we get swept in confusion, AniTAY is here to help sort things out (For anime at least). Welcome to The AniTAY Anime Awards of 2016, where AniTAY Authors and AniTAY members pick the best of the best Anime of…

AniTAY Anime Awards Update: The option to write in through other was debated amoungst authors and it has been decided to add the option (for everything but AniTAY favorites). If you were a fan of something not on the list, please consider changing your vote!

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